Best Bets for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
Tales of Evil. Tales of Darkness. Tales of Beasts. There's the... Vampire who visits the same girl every night. Dangerous rumor that turns all too deadly. Zombie who couldn't look more innocent. Boarding school plagued by a tortured ghost.
J. Michael Straczynski is a man who has made his mark in many ways, whether in the world of science fiction and television with the hit Babylon 5 or in the comic book industry with such books as Rising Stars and Midnight Nation.
Angus: My mixed-breed cat, half domestic tabby, half Scottish wildcat. The size of a small Labrador, only mad. Likes to stalk Mr. and Mrs. Next Door's poodle. I used to drag him around on a lead, but, as I explained to Mrs. Next Door, he ate it.
When Wesley Boone writes a poem for his high school English class and reads it aloud, poetry-slam-style, he kicks off a revolution. Soon his classmates are clamoring to have weekly poetry sessions. One by one, eighteen students take on the risky challenge of self-revelation.
The life and times of Muhammad Ali, who transformed boxing and became one of the world's most engaging and charismatic athletes, as told by renowned Newbery Honor author Walter Dean Myers. It is the perfect choice for both young adult sports fans and fans of the author himself.
Under house arrest for confessing to being a magician, Mangus is summoned by the king to free his daughter, Princess Teresina, from the torment of a terrifying ghost. If Mangus cannot free her, it means certain death. But Mangus doesn't believe in ghosts — he doesn't even believe in magic!
Kids love stuff that's gross. From the liquids, solids, and gases — especially the gases! — or their own bodies to the creepy, crawly, slimy, slithery, fetid, and feculent phenomena in the world at large, kids with a curious bent just can't get enough.